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Roding Primary School & Nursery with Provision for Deaf Children.

Roding Lane North, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8NP

Home Learning Rationale 2019

Please view our Parent Presentation - June 2019

We are trialling something new at Roding over the summer term. Every year group from Year 1 – 6 will be given project homework today and this homework is for the children to complete over the summer 2 half term.

Home Learning will not be expected to come in every week. You can send all the homework in by the deadline of the 4th July OR your child can send in a piece of homework every week. It is entirely up to you and your child. The expectation is that children complete at least 3 of the activities but they can do many more!

Spellings will still take place weekly. Reading is a big part of home learning – your child should read with you everyday! If your child is in Year 1 or 2 they should also be practising their Phonics regularly at home. Maths – on the other side of the topic home learning sheet that has come home today, you will find what maths your child can practise with you at home.

At Roding Primary we believe that learning is not restricted to the activities and experiences that Pupils have at school and during lessons.  

Learning is a life-long process both inside and outside of school.  We believe that Home Learning provides valuable opportunities for Pupils to engage with their learning outside of the classroom environment with their family.

Home Learning therefore consolidates and extends learning that will or has taken place within lessons and gives Pupils the opportunity to work independently, also providing opportunities for parents and children to work in partnership and to share and enjoy learning experiences.

Home Learning should enhance learning through;

  • encouraging children to develop organisational and self-discipline
  • developing children’s independent learning skills
  • encouraging a deeper understanding of the topic being taught
  • further stimulating enthusiasm for learning
  • developing children’s self-motivation and self confidence
  • a sense of responsibility
  • developing enquiry skills
  • daily reading
  • rehearsing key skills, such as times tables, doubling facts, addition sums, spellings, handwriting and other key facts
  • offering pupils choices/opportunities to decide on how they present their homework such as through art, computing etc…
  • asking questions about what is being learnt
  • informing parents about learning in class so that quality support can be offered at home

Miss Balkwill

Assistant Headteacher


Please find the results of our recent homework survey here (April 2019). 

Article 5 –Children have a right to be given guidance by their parents –as stated on the United Nation Convention of the Rights of a Child.

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